Centre for Oral Health Research

Oral Microbiology

Oral Microbiology

Microbial biofilms on teeth, known as dental plaque, are responsible for the two most common oral diseases, dental caries and periodontitis.

Our work is focused on:

  • gene regulation during microbial cell-cell interactions
  • the structure of dental plaque and other microbial biofilms
  • physical, chemical and biological approaches for biofilm control
  • the role of the biofilm matrix

Principal investigator

Dr Nick Jakubovics (nick.jakubovics@ncl.ac.uk)

Recent publications